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LISA Pathfinder: preparing for fuelling

LISA Pathfinder: preparing for fuelling


Date: 03 November 2015
Satellite: LISA Pathfinder
Location: S5B building, Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - P. Baudon

Technicians in protective gear prepare to fill the LISA Pathfinder propulsion module with propellant.

This phase of launch preparation is particularly dangerous because the propellant is toxic, and there is also a risk of explosion, so it is carried out in a dedicated building, S5B, at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guiana.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
11-Aug-2020 05:00 UT

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